Delete Temporary Files

Summary

Deleting temporary files on a computer can free up disk space and provide better performance. This article explains how to delete those temporary files in Windows 7.

Clearing Temporary Files using Disk Cleanup

  1. Click on the Windows Start button in the lower right hand corner of your screen.
  2. Type in Disk Cleanup
  3. A window will appear showing a progression bar that will scan your computer for how much space can be freed.
  4. The Disk Cleanup window will appear.

   5. In the Disk Cleanup window, make sure all boxes are checked except for Downloads.

   6. Click OK and then Delete Files.